CSG's brief on State Health Insurance Exchanges describes the decisions states need to make in 2011 and 2012 to prepare for the exchanges to open in late 2013. Also read about what health insurance exchanges can accomplish and how state Medicaid programs will be involved.
CSG also hosted four regional webinars this month featuring Joel Ario, the Department of Health and Human Services official in charge of implementing the health insurance exchange provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Ario said the federal government is responsible for all necessary expenses states will incur between now and 2015 as they move to implement exchanges.
February Health Policy e-monthly readers linked most often to this story, as well as how states are avoiding Medicaid costs by keeping seniors in their communities rather than nursing homes:
Kaiser Family Foundation report on promising practices in several states
Federal government funding to 42 states to build community alternatives.